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Mint Quiz # 29

Mint Quiz # 29

1.This bank headquartered in London was established in 1865 by Thomas Sutherland to finance trade in the Far East. Which bank?

2.This group was formed in 1969 through a merger of two banks: The ___ Bank of South Africa founded in 1863, and the ____ Bank of India, Australia and China, founded in 1853. Which group?

3. Which bank was formed in 1951 as a result of the merger of the Bank of Australasia and the Union Bank of Australia?

4. This company was founded as Società Anonima Italiana Darracq (SAID) in 1906. It was renamed in 1920. Its new name came from an abbreviation of the Italian for ‘Lombard Automobile Factory, Public Company’ and the founder’s surname. Which company?

5.The founder of this company owned a factory in Milan that produced seamless steel tubing. During WWII, his factory was heavily bombed and destroyed. It is said that surveying the ruins, the founder saw the future of cheap, private transport and decided to produce a motor scooter – competing against the motorcycle on cost and weather protection. Which company resulted?

6.Which famous surname literally means ‘iron smith’ in Italian?

7. Which IT company is named after its two founders shown below?

8. Through the late 1990s, the prominent competitors of Microsoft were jocularly referred to by the acronym ‘NOISE’. What does ‘NOISE’ stand for?

9. The name of this IT company is an acronym that stands for the university communications project, on which the company did its first work. Which company?

1. HSBC—The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation

2. Standard Chartered

3. ANZ Bank

4. Alfa Romeo. Alfa comes from Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili, and Romeo from the founder Nicola Romeo.

5. Lambretta

6. Ferrari

7. Hewlett Packard

8. Netscape, Oracle, IBM, Sun, Everyone else.

9. Sun Microsystems. Sun stands for Stanford University Network.

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